Overview: For this task, you will choose and examine a publicly listed company that you are considering analyzing for your final project. You will provide the reason you are choosing to analyze this company for your final project, introduce the key goods and services provided by the company, and explain how the
company is organized.
–Prompt: Visit the webpage SEC EDGAR Company Filings, and select a company. Research the company’s background using the corporate website and other web resources.
Be sure to cite your sources in APA style.
-Identify the company and address the 3 following critical elements:
Company Selection: Explain why you have you chosen this company for your final project (personal interest, business interest, professional interest,
Financial Context: Key Goods or Services/Features: Describe the key goods and services your selected organization provides. Include information
about where, why, and for whom they are provided. Separate the financial interest of the company into financial and nonfinancial features. For
example: Are they a manufacturer offering their own financing to customers? Is the company currently facing any financial woes? Explain how these
features of the organization (e.g., major products or services, customers, location) help set the boundaries for business decisions.
Financial Context: Organized: Describe how the company is organized (by product groups, geographic region, function, etc.). Explain how the organization of the company affects accounting and financial information and subsequent business decisions. Hint: A good place to search for this information is in the notes in financial statements. For example: Is the company filing using GAAP, and are there any provisions for non-GAAP filing? Or, how are revenues treated from foreign subsidiaries?
-Guidelines for Submission: The short paper should follow these formatting guidelines: 1 to 2 pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), double spaced, with 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and citations in the latest APA style.
Textbook: Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis and Evaluation
Author: Wahlen, James M.
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 18